Creepy Crawler Cave



by Linda Castillo

I think I was more excited than my daughter when her teacher assigned a “Haunted House” project to display during the month of October.  I went to the dollar store and picked up a pack of plastic insects that was the inspiration for the “Creepy Crawler Cave.” With all the supplies the project was under $5.


  • Small box
  • Bag of insects
  • Bag of spider web
  • Larger spider that lights up
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Stapler
  • Glue gun



  • Paint the small box black inside and out. Let the paint dry overnight.


  • Use a stapler to secure spider web inside the box.
  • With a hot glue gun place the insects inside and outside the box.
  • Place the spider that lights up in the box to complete the project.


Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.